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Applied Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Troy, NY, United States
The School of Science offers a Master of Science in Applied Science, which is a professional degree with no thesis requirement that prepares graduates who have traditional discipline-oriented backgrounds to function more effectively in industrial, governmental, or other interdisciplinary occupations. 

Overview

Its intention is to help working professionals upgrade their technical expertise and cross boundaries among disciplines. No financial aid from Rensselaer is available for this program. In addition to extensive science offerings, students may take applicable courses in other schools such as Management, Engineering, or Humanities and Social Sciences.

Some concentration examples include:
  • analytical and environmental chemistry
  • applied groundwater science
  • biochemistry/biophysics
  • bioinformatics
  • chemistry and entrepreneurship
  • database management systems
  • microelectronics manufacturing
  • optimization and statistics
  • parallel and scientific computation
  • photonics
  • polymer science and engineering, and
  • software engineering.

Programme Structure

A typical Master of Science in Applied Science curriculum consists of:

  • Two to four core courses that establish the basis for advanced study in an area of specialization
  • Two to four specialization courses that are fundamental to an area of specialization
  • Two to six elective courses that allow students to focus in a particular area within their specialization and gain skills intersecting their technical field with other disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
  • IT Background Evaluation form (IT only)
  • Transcripts and Degrees
  • Degree Equivalency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Troy

  • 958 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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